Project at a glance: Army Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care

GCN AwardsOrganization: Army's Product Management Office

Project: Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4)

Challenge: Replace paper-based medical recording and logistics practices with a comprehensive, electronic medical recording and medical logistics system in a tactical environment.

Solution: Integrate, field and support the MC4 system and broaden the use of it to garrison battalion aid stations to facilitate a train-as-you-fight model in the Army.

Impact: Since 2003, more than 12 million electronic patient interactions have been captured via MC4, and 750 units with medical staff in 14 countries have been equipped with MC4. In addition, the Army has trained 40,000 people and fielded 30,000 systems. The result has been improved continuity of care and decision-making for deployed service members and combatant commanders.

Duration: First fielded in 2003.

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Trudy Walsh is a senior writer for GCN.

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